Public ice skating is back at the LJVM Coliseum Annex. Skate times vary daily. Call (336) 727-2978 for information about public skating times and lessons. Special events include Friday Night Ice Jams. Group discount rates are available. Note: There is also a spectator fee of $1.
Top Art Pick: "Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey" Exhibit
Reynolda House is offering free admission to Winston-Salem City residents to its "Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey" exhibit before it continues on its national tour. Romare Bearden is a North Carolina native, but this is the first time a full-scale presentation of his collage and watercolor "Odysseus Series" has been on view outside of New York. Adult admission is FREE (normally $10), children and students are always free. Visitors will be asked to share their zip code and email address.
Top Film Pick:
"Silver Linings Playbook"
Thursday, January 10 at 5:30 & 8:15PM
Friday, January 11 at 2:30, 5, 7:45 & 10:15PM
Saturday, January 12 at 12, 2:30, 5, 7:45 & 10:15PM
Sunday, January 13 at 12, 2:30 & 5PM
311 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem
Tickets: $8.50; students & seniors $7; matinee (before 6PM) $6.50
Based on the book by Matthew Quick, the film Silver Linings Playbook stars Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro. It depicts the life of a man who has lost it all — his wife, his job, and finds himself living with his parents after a stint in a state institution as part of a plea bargain. As he works to put his life together, he makes friends with a beautiful young widow whose life has also fallen apart and they find their way back together.
Top Epic Pick: Berlioz's Les Troyens Live from The Met
The Piedmont Opera is partnering with The Met to offer this rare opportunity to witness an epic performance of the full five and a half hours of Berlioz's Trojan saga, Les Troyens, which was last performed in 2003. The large scale musical tour de force is conducted by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi and stars Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Marcello Giordani, and Dwayne Croft.
This one-hour fitness challenge is family-friendly and suitable for all fitness levels. A variety of activities including running or walking, climbing steps and an upper body workout will give you a jumpstart to a healthy new year! BYO yoga mat and r.s.v.p. via the website link.
Triad Music Festival is an annual showcase of local musical talent. This years festival features performances of original music by Aubrey Shamel, The Deluge and Tammie Davis. Note: VIP tickets are available for $20 and include reserved seats, early entry into the theatre, meeting the bands before the show and viewing set up and soundcheck.
Happy Birthday Mozart! Winston-Salem Symphony
with Saxton Rose
To celebrate Mozart's recent birthday, the Winston-Salem Symphony will present "Happy Birthday Mozart" with bassoonist Saxton Rose. Saturday is their Kicked Back Classics version, a relaxed, casual, interactive performance lasting 60 minutes with no intermission. After the concert, guests are invited to join the conductor, Robert Moody, and members of the orchestra for Brews with Bob. Sunday's performance is longer, and includes the first movement of Mozart's Bassoon Concerto and the second and third movements of the Stravinsky symphony.
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Kristi was born and raised just up the road in Mount Airy (a.k.a. Mayberry) and frequented Winston-Salem often growing up for school field trips, shopping, and dining. After attending Appalachian State University, and a brief stint living in Southern Virginia, Kristi returned to Winston-Salem, NC in 1999 and began her work in non-profit, public relations and writing. She and her family enjoy the convenience of living near downtown Winston-Salem. She enjoys the arts, photography and cooking. "I'm a small town girl at heart, but Winston-Salem isn't an overwhelming city. It is rich with friendly people, history, culture and has a vibrant art community and that is why I am proud to call this "My Winston-Salem!"
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